Destination to Kyoto

the Direction form the Major Airports in Japan
  • the Kansai International Airport (KIX)
    JR Limited Express Haruka

    1. Take JR(Japan Railway) Limited Express "Haruka" from the Kansai International Airport to the JR Kyoto Station.The traveling time is approx. 73 min. Haruka arrives at Truck No.30 at the JR Kyoto Station.



  • the Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT)

    1. Take JR Narita Express (N'EX) to the JR Tokyo Station. The traveling time is approx.60 min.

    2. Take the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen (Bullet trains) from the JR Tokyo Station to the JR Kyoto Station. There are three types of the trains operation on the Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen.

      Shinkansen Express

      "Nozomi"

      Nozomi trains reach from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station in approx. 2.5 hours and stop only at Shinagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya, and Kyoto between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka.

      "Hikari"

      Hikari trains' traveling time is approx. 3 hours to reach from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka because these trains stop at more stations than Nozomi between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka.

      "Kodama"

      Kodama is the slowest among these three types of the trains.Kotama stops every station on the Tokaido-Shinkansen.



Kyo Kotoba

"Kyo Kotoba" or "Kyoto Kotoba" means Kyoto dialect in English. Japan is such a small country. Yet, hundreds of dialects exist in Japan. "Kyo Kotoba" is one of them. So, you are going to visit Japan. Why don't you try to learn some "Kyo Kotoba". Some of them are the same as "Kansai Ben" (Western dialect).


  • "Donai shite haru?" = How are you?
  • "Okagesan de." = I'm well. (Literally, it means "Because of you".)
  • "Ee dosu e." = I'm well.
  • "Akimahen wa." = I'm not well or bad.
  • "Bochi, bochi." = So, so.
  • "Maido!"= Hello! (Literally, "always" or "as usual".)
  • "Sainara" = Good bye.
  • "Hona!" = Later! (very casual)
  • "Ohkini!" = Thank you!

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